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Sep 182010

Highlights at the bottom

The match started in a pretty dull fashion, in fact I am not even going to try to write an in depth write up on this one; watching the match alone took up enough of my time that I will never get back. Gareth Bale was as usual the best player in a Spurs shirt. Bale delivered two great crosses for Crouch to see his header saved by Hahnemann and another for Keane who didn’t even hit the target. Van der Vaart had a good half-volley saved by Hahnemann. Kaboul was playing well at right back but pulled up just before half time and before Harry could get Hutton on to replace him, Wolves took the lead when Fletcher beat Kaboul to a low cross and slotted the ball home. This was proving to be similar to last season, credit goes to Wolves. They were hard to break down then and again this time around.

The second half surely must see Spurs go for broke and take the game to Wolves right? Wrong! The start of the second half was just as boring as the first, there seemed to be no urgency to get the ball forward. Van der Vaart had another turn and shot go just wide but to be honest with you I don’t particularly remember much else that got me excited until the 75th minute when substitute Hutton went on a great run which lead to him being brought down in the box for a penalty, Rafael Van der Vaart stepped up to slot it into Hahnemann’s bottom right as cool as a cucumber. Spurs level 1-1 and now there finally looked to be some urgency and belief….. for about 30 seconds! The equaliser only seemed to piss Wolves off more, I was sitting there thinking now we are back in it let’s go for the winner but I was wrong it seemed as if Wolves thought they were the better side and decided to take the game back to us. This was the case until Harry decided to show he can manage tactically too and with only 5 mins left brought on Arron Lennon for Van der Vaart and with his first touch done a one-two triangle with Huddlestone around the Wolves defence to then cross the ball and after a scramble it fell kindly to the feet of another Spurs sub Pavlyuchenko to slot it beyond Hahnemann. If you would then believe it in the 90th minute Hutton went on another run and scored a freak goal, a bit like the goal West Ham conceded last week it bounced up and hit Hutton and looped over the keep to make it 3-1.

The game came to life in the last 15mins, until the penalty the players looked a bit tired and not all that interested, even after the equalizer the ascendancy was once again with Wolves. The Pav goal killed Wolves off though, they dropped their heads. If I am honest with you I didn’t see this coming, Wolves deserved something from this game, they were hard to break down and 3-1 is a very flattering result for us. So if any Wolves fans are reading this then you can be proud of your team and feel rather hard done by.

Now I have written more than I planned to, this is because I was actually going out in a bit so started to write this report after 70mins but typical Tottenham had to go and score a few goals and completely change the complexion of my report; so if I do confuse you at any point, please ignore me and my spelling errors. I will correct them later.

Give credit to Hutton because I thought he done a very good job when he came on, I will write a blog on this guy later or tomorrow because I feel he deserves more of a look in than he gets at the moment, I aactually think he is our best right back all round.

 Posted by at 16:54

  9 Responses to “Tottenham 3-1 Wolves – Review and Highlights”

  1. Mmmmmm, think we had enough chances to say we deserved to win, Wolves came and defended as was expected and for a while it didnt look like we`d break them down. Still…. three points is three points. How Robbie Keane gets in the team is beyond me???? has he offered to pay Harry`s tax bill?

  2. Agree about Hutton, really think he should be given more of a chance.

  3. Job done. 3 points secured. All that mattered. We never panicked so good stuff lads. Next.


  4. Turned the tv on just after 4pm we were 1-0nil down, (pulled theplug out and asked myself why ?). Calmed down @around 5pm 3-1 up , lovely !…….COOOOOOOYYYYSSSS!!! !!!!!!

  5. Hutton was outstanding when he came on and he certainly gives us an attacking option that Corluka hasnt got though that being said his defending and willingness to fly into tackles still needs addressed but overall he made a big impact and bombed down the right flank Bale style time and time again and his hard work and perseverance won us the pen to get back in the game and again in injurytime another never say die run resulted in his first goal for the club.hes certainly given Harry food for thought and maybe he does have a future at the Lane after all.Looking at the match in general i was dissapointed to see Keanes name on the team sheet and after toiling for most of the game coupled with missing his usual array of chances it was a welcome relief to see him finally getting hooked for Pav who whilst contributing nothing worthwhile again showed his knack of being in the right place at the right time to cooly sidefoot home and break Wolves resistance.BAE was another negative and his sloppy defending and poor decision making is becoming the norm now and hes increasingly becoming the weakest link in an otherwise solid defence.Hudd and JJ had decent enough games the former spraying the ball about well while the latter had a few useful runs at the Wolves defence and was unlucky on one occassion after ghosting past 2 defenders before a last ditch tackle thwarted what could have been a great goal.Rafa was excellent and instrumental in everything attackwise and pushing Bale for the MOTM,this kid can really play and his lungbursting runs and excellent crossing should have been rewarded with goals but for some poor finishing mostly by the aforementioned Keane.Cudicini again looked dodgy and a mistake waiting to happen and i hope Harry starts with Pletikosa against the Goons on Tuesday night while our number one is still in the treatment room.Overall then it felt like Groundwolf day all over again but thankfully we got the much required 3 points thanks to some supersubs from Harry even if the first one was enforced by kabouls injury,during which the visitors got their goal totally against the run of play but fellow subs Pav and Aaron were both instrumental in the win further highlighting our strong squad and a quick glance at the table shows us back in “our” champions league spot so alls well that ends well.COYS.

  6. I’m so relieved. I’ve sat there for MONTHS wondering about Hutton. Then he answers the call. I’m so bloody happy. I don’t know what he did but when he came on he changed the game.

    Very proud of a persistent Tottenham display. Teams are going to plays at 4-5-1 because their scared of us now, We’ll need to get around that.



  8. Awesome post tim, it’s been a long-time since I’ve been on here. I see that nobody has lost their passion. Good to be back.

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